Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Une biche à la reposée avec un faon et un daguet. A Piece of Game in the Rest with a Fawn and Brocket. “Fine wood part” with the group before thick wall dominated by mighty slanted oak trunk and view to the right into park-like dispersed stand in sunshine. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 1. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13½ × 16¾ in (34.2 × 42.7 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, A Piece of Game in the Rest with a Fawn and Brocket

Thienemann + Schwarz 196. – Sheet 1 of the STUDY OF THE WILD ANIMALS with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – Margins 2.5-4 cm wide. – Barely perceptible trace of fold above right still including the just hatched corner of the subject.


– not by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time” –


as in such quality rare of old. For even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set often figure only closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted.

Offer no. 15,499 | EUR 980. | export price EUR 931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

„ nachdem die wunderbare Stangenabwurf-Folge (Wintter’s Aufsezen oder wachstum des Hirschgeweihes hiesiger Lieferung) nun meine Wand ziert, habe ich zwei (Desiderata-)Bitten an Sie. Es fehlt mir … Können Sie mir behilflich sein? “

(Herr C. R., 28. Januar 2015)


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